Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday
The day following Mayor Villaraigosa's legislative victory in which he will take over the LAUSD, Monterey Park Mayor Betty Chu today proposed severing ties with the Los Angeles Unified School District and placing one of the city's elementary schools in another district. Chu cited Villaraigosa's "arrogant" attitude as one of the reasons for the move.
Neighborhood Councils are gaining traction in Bagdhad, working hard to rebuild their war torn community. In the meantime, the LA 32 Neighborhood Council in war torn El Sereno is marshalling troops around supporting seperatist charter school, Academia Semillas Del Pueblo and a potential lawsuit against Disney and KABC radio for their "malicious" broadcasts. Of course having their goons almost plow down journalist Sandy Wells was not malicious. How charming.
Speaking of Neighborhood Councils, the Daily News editorializes that former Department of Neighborhood Empowerment general manager, Greg Nelson, is doing more for the Councils now as a private citizen than he could when he was on the "inside."
LA power broker and mall developer Rick Caruso (yes, the same Rick Caruso who allegedly called Maxine Waters a bitch) is gearing up for another mall war. After building the Grove in the Fairfax District, and winning a fight against the venerable Glendale Galleria to take his concept to that city, he's now duking it out with the massive Westfield company over a planned development in San Gabriel.
Legendary actor Glenn Ford has died at his Beverly Hills home at the age of 90. No immediate cause of death was given, but Ford had been in ill health for a few years following a series of strokes.
Thursday Mayor Villaraigosa will speak at the Black Business Association's reception at the California African American Museum of History.
The City Clowncil is still on vacation. Anyone notice?
El Segundo.net reports on a series of South Bay area establishments busted for selling liquor to minors.
Franklin Avenue recounts the story of one day in 1909 when Los Angeles ran out of ice cream.